Author Visits

Scullen 8th graders hosted Mitali Perkins on April 23rd in the LMC.

Thank you Andersons Bookshops! We loved it!

Author Mitali Perkins tells Scullen 8th graders about growing up with her family in India.


Students were asked to translate what she was saying in other languages! So much fun.


Mitali Perkins started off her presentation by taking questions directly from students. Questions like these were asked and answered:

  • How have your experiences growing up in Kolkata and living in Bangladesh influence the story line and characters in your book “Forward Me Back to You”?
  • Mainly, Mrs. Perkins, what do you want readers to take away from the stories of the characters?
  • Why do you feel that awareness of human rights violations are important, especially for the youth? We often feel young and powerless, so what can we do to help?
  • What makes you motivated to continue to write books?
  • Have you ever thought of doing any other occupations before deciding to write?
  • Were you a really good student in ELA class back when your were in middle school?
  • Was there ever a moment in writing your book where you felt like giving up? How did you fight past this?
  • Are you happy with the attention that your book received?
  • How are we able to stop the violence happening at the borders?
  • What value/ message are you trying to assess in this book?
  • How did you come up with the characters and how did you find their personalities?
  • What was the reason that drove you to travel to all those different countries?



Forward Me Back to You by Mitali Perkins





MitaliPerkins_042319_Scullen.pdf

Return this order form and money to receive a copy of this newly published book! Forms are also available in the LMC. Get your copy autographed on April 23rd after the visit.